NY man caught tearing down Blue Lives Matter ribbons apologizes

A man caught on video tearing down Blue Lives Matter ribbons on New York's Staten Island, yelling "F--- blue lives," apologized after getting threatening messages on social media.

Stephen Varvaro told the Staten Island Advance on Wednesday that he knows he was at fault for ripping down the ribbons.

"I know that what I did was wrong," Varvaro told The Advance. "Tearing the ribbons down was the wrong thing to do. It was disrespectful."

(Warning: The following video contains language that some may find offensive.)

The video was circulated on Facebook and caused a backlash, including threats to Varvaro and his former employer.


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